ICAR-NRRI developed Mobile app “riceXpert”
The ICAR-NRRI ‘ricexpert’ App provides information to farmers in real time on insect pests, nutrients, weeds, nematodes and disease-related problems, rice varieties for different ecologies, farm implements for different field and post harvest operations. It is a web-based application systems which facilitates flow of information from the farmer to the farm scientist and get their instant solution. Farmers can use this App as a diagnostic tool in their rice fields and make customize queries for quick solution of their problems by sending text, photo and recorded voice and solution received through SMS.
Different features of ‘ricexpert’ app
The App is developed for Android platform and can be downloaded from Google Play Store or from www.nrri.in or from www.crri.nic.in web portal. This APP is very useful tool for the researchers, students and village level workers working on rice crop.
At present, around 5000 users have downloaded the app and being used by them. Around 145 queries from the users have been received from the users and being addressed by panel of experts of NRRI and the solution are being sent to them through SMS.